John Sheppard, Evan Lorne, Anne Teldy, Alicia VegaPairings:
noneAuthor on LJ: tepring Author's Website: noneLink: "Major's Day Out" by Tepring aka T'Pring
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Summary by the author:
When Sheppard takes Maj Teldy, Lorne and Vega to explore a frozen wraith outpost, Anne is eager to prove herself. When the mission goes sideways and Sheppard is injured, Anne gets a whole new perspective on trust and what it takes to survive in Pegasus.Why This Must Be Read:
First, I love Teprings style of writing in general. She has a talent for details but it never gets boring (like Teldy knowing about how to prepare for cold weather in this one), the voices of her characters ring always true, just like real people with their different personalities and speech patterns. She has a knack for pacing and knows how to build a story. Personally I feel her stories always read "authentic", even set in a sci-fi environment.
This one does exactly what it says on the tin. The mission goes sideways and, in a way, it's Teldy's fault, at least partly. It's the start of a learning experience hugely influenced by observing Sheppard, his behavior, his actions, his attitude and approach on things. And it's the readers pleasure to see John through her eyes and see the impression he leaves.
It's an action laden adventure story with an injured but nonetheless impressively heroic (yeah, pretty much canon if you think "Search and Rescue") and clever John. Seeing how he influences Teldy's development unknowingly and how she learns to understand what are the important aspects is very satisfying.
Bonus: Tepring actually manages to come up with a fairly reasonable explanation on how it could happen that John missed the fact of having an all-female team under his command. *ggg* ( snippet of ficCollapse )